Sharing moments in time…

Valentines Day for Kingfishers…(adult bird content)


While we were in Africa we happened upon these two Woodland Kingfishers sitting together on a tree branch along side of the road.  It was a cute shot so I took it.

Cute Couple

As chance would have it, they were doing more than just sitting there – they were finishing their negotiations at the bar and were preparing to head to the bedroom – without moving much.  I kept shooting and managed to catch the entire sequence of flapping, feathers, and avian fornication.  I limited this to one shot to avoid the censors.

Get a room!

14 responses

  1. She’s probably thinking “stop messing up my hair” ! What beautiful color.

    February 14, 2012 at 7:07 am

    • Yeah – her “do” was taking a beating.

      February 16, 2012 at 8:28 am

  2. Wonderful photos! And they have spectacular colors!

    February 14, 2012 at 7:33 am

    • They were gorgeous birds – to see some “extra” behaviour was a bonus!

      February 16, 2012 at 8:29 am

  3. Too funny! The photos are great – the colours and details. The eye of the bird (on the bottom) shows the shock of it all!

    February 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

    • Marina,
      I chose that one to post just for the eyes!

      February 16, 2012 at 8:29 am

  4. Beautiful birds!

    February 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

  5. Great shot – I remember feeling weird ‘capturing the moment’ between two lions in Ngorongoro as well!

    Where in Africa was it taken? You’ve got the colours perfectly!

    February 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    • Laura,
      This was at Kruger in South Africa.

      February 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

  6. Lovely birds! They got really nice red and blue colours as well!

    February 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

  7. dianne - "life as i see it" - "just because"

    pretty cool photo’s, these are beautiful birds.. ; )

    March 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    • Dianne – they are definitely colorful – in more ways than one!

      March 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

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